Fannie's Last Supper - Book
Fannie's Last Supper - Book
Christopher Kimball re-creates a twelve course dinner from Fannie Farmer’s classic 1896 cookbook…

Published in 1896, Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking-School Cook Book was the best-selling cookbook of its age—full of odd, long-forgotten ingredients, fascinating details about how the recipes were concocted, and some truly amazing dishes (as well as some awful ones). In Fannie’s Last Supper, Kimball describes the experience of re-creating one of Fannie Farmer’s amazing menus: a twelve-course Christmas dinner that she served at the end of the century. Kimball immersed himself in composing twenty different recipes—including rissoles, Lobster à l’Américaine, Roast Goose with Chestnut Stuffing and Jus, and Mandarin Cake—with all the inherent difficulties of sourcing unusual animal parts and mastering many now-forgotten techniques, including regulating the heat on a coal cookstove and boiling a calf’s head without its turning to mush, all sans food processor or oven thermometer. Kimball’s research leads to many hilarious scenes, bizarre tastings, and an incredible armchair experience for any reader interested in food and the Victorian era.
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Fannie's Last Supper - DVD
Fannie's Last Supper - DVD

The documentary, Fannie's Last Supper, hosted by Christopher Kimball, brings the book alive for public television audiences including the life of Fannie Farmer, the founding of the Boston Cooking School, daily life for cooks in the 1890s and the process of testing and rediscovering the recipes of Fannie Farmer. The program also tracks the development of a 12-course high Victorian menu from concept up through service, ending in a formal Victorian dinner party given in Boston in a restored 1859 townhouse, just five blocks from where Fannie lived when she was director of the Boston Cooking School.
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The Kitchen Dectective
The Kitchen Dectective
A culinary sleuth solves common cooking mysteries with 159 foolproof recipes

The Kitchen Detective was a popular newspaper column written by Christopher Kimball for over 12 years that solved the problem of what to have for a simple midweek dinner. This book offers the Kitchen Detective's best culinary cases—with 159 foolproof recipes (including variations) for everything from braised short ribs and coca cola chicken to pumpkin cheesecake and perfect pancakes. In addition to the recipes, entertaining essays explain how the Kitchen Detective cracked the case, 50 sidebars share his tried-and-true tips, cookware recommendations, and ingredient preferences, and 86 black-and-white photographs highlight some of his most intriguing findings. None of the recipes in The Kitchen Detective have appeared before in Cook's Illustrated magazine or cookbooks.
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Dear Charlie
Dear Charlie
Father-of-four, Christopher Kimball brings the joy and wonder of parenthood to life in elegant prose and a poignant perspective that is sure to pierce the soul of every mom and dad.

One day Kimball received a call from an executive at Multnomah Publishers after he'd read Kimball's letter to his son, Charlie, which was published as an editorial in Cook's Illustrated magazine. He suggested Kimball write a collection of letters to his children, resulting in the book, Dear Charlie: Letters to My Children. This book is for anyone who enjoys Kimball's editorials, has and/or plans to have children.

"You are my third child, my only son, and you have been given a great spark of life. When you laugh hard, it is a deep, rich crescendo that starts deep in your belly and percolates its way up, exploding out of your mouth, eyes wide open, startled by the sheer force of it. You have been filled to the brim with the stuff of life, packed to the gills with a divine yeast that ferments and bubbles, sending you in all directions at once, popping with a great eagerness for anything life has to put in front of you...."
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